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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Sep 15, 2009 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

bashin' Bobby

Arbuthnot-Bobby___Nude_Deadhead.jpg

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 16, 2009 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

These two on this photo looklike total idiots !Bobby with a sleazy grin a chick whacking her jaws with lunatics eyes !But the GD band wised up long ago ,blasé to all they had to see at shows !

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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Sep 16, 2009 4:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!


(yes, thanks, it was the early '78 Tampa show, not '77)

That photo of Bobby with the watch is hilarious. He looks
like a harried business executive checking his flight time
at the airport.
I dunno, maybe his beeper went off accidentally and he
didn't want the voice mike picking it up. If he has a Casio
guitar, he can certainly have a Casio watch.
On the other hand...when Coltrane was a member of Miles'
band, he used to take extraordinary liberties with his
solos. Miles would grow increasingly impatient, mugging
with the crowd and glowering at Coltrane. When Coltrane
would finally wind down, Miles would say; "Next time, perhaps we can have twenty-six courses instead of twenty-seven?" Coltrane took it well, but never stopped hogging
the solos.
During the 1980 Lakeland, Fla., show I was literally
inches in front of Garcia. I recall he was wearing a
collared shirt for some reason. Right in the middle of
'To Lay Me Down', he coughed up this enormous loogie which
landed smack dap on top of his guitar and ran down the face of it. It was extremely
visible to everyone within 20-foot range, and he really
didn't have the option to remove it until during the drum
solo. I was tripping heavily, and was alternatively grossed
out and lmao.
BTW, this was a fine, fine show. Consider the 2nd set
pre-drums: Stranger, To Lay Me Down, Let It Grow, Terrapin'.
That is mixing it up!!!

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Sep 16, 2009 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

now thats a hard core story lightning!!! in the strangest of places' that 80;s lakeland is one of my fav'shows>> http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-11-29.nak700.wagner.miller.90104.sbeok.flac16 enjoy!!oops wrong link lakeland was th 28th>>>http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-11-28.nak700.wagner.miller.90013.sbeok.flac16

This post was modified by whirlwind dreamer 65-95 on 2009-09-17 00:04:41

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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Sep 16, 2009 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

Yeah! I had just finished listening to the 1980 Lakeland Show when I logged in to the Bobby-bash thread, saw the
wrong link and said "of course, time to listen to this" and
off I happily went.

"Sometimes you get show the light in the strangest of
places if you look at it right..."

This Gainesville show has a huge reputation, and
deservedly so. The acoustics at the Alley are horrendous
(it was the old basketball court) but the Dead rose
above it all with a really punchy, hard-charging sound.
They had far less luck with the Miami show preceding Lakeland; the Sportatorium just brutalizes the best P.A.
Then it was on to the fabled Fox in Georgia, where they played two very respectable but laid-back shows under extremely clean acoustic conditions.

I attended this entire series of shows and couldn't have
been happier. Jerry was still quite fit and active, Bobby
was actually a young man, and the sound system at that
time had a very lean, high-torque, chromatic quality with
an emphasis on pure clarity that was absent from the fatter,
lusher, full-bodied tone of the eighties sound system. It's
interesting to note that they had retreated from this voluptuous, rich sound signature by the very early nineties,
when they reverted to a squeaky-clean, pin-sharp, almost
clinical tonal signature. I'm probably in the minority,
but I always preferred a really hard-edged, ultra-precise
acoustic image in contrast to the warmer, more diffuse
sound picture. I'm no sound engineer (to say the least), but I've heard repeatedly over the years that the Meyer
sound system was responsible for that really keen, distinct
quality.

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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 16, 2009 5:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

thanks for the wrong link - I hadn’t heard this show
11/29/80 Alligator Alley before

and there you have it – the beauty of this place at our fingertips


Shakedown into Franklin’s I never imagined – apparently only carried out on this one occasion.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Sep 16, 2009 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

yea mon!! i really enjoy this place also. great music and great people!!!what else doe's the world need?? i seem to stumble upon shows myself sometimes (pun intended!! :)) enjoy dan!! wwd

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 4:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

I'm looking for this pic I took of Bob where in the middle of a jam he's ckeckin his watch. When I find I'll def post

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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Sep 15, 2009 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

So why is this photo Bobby-bashing? I must be missing something - unless it's politically incorrect to have naked women in photos of the Dead performing? Naw, can't be that,
in the old days every concert had dozens of naked gals. Good times, good times.
I am the most dedicated Bobby fan around, as long as it's
in the context of the Grateful Dead. Without Phil or Jerry
to babysit (bobbysit?), his abilities decline from phenomenal to (occasionally) amateur-level.
In regards to looking at his watch, it's understandable.
Remember, what was a Dead show to us was a day job to these
guys, and the literature is full of candid remarks by all members of the band of numerous occasions when the last thing they wanted to do was to get their ass on stage and
blast away for four hours. As Jerry once famously remarked,
"No matter how transcendant the music, you were always aware
when your feet hurt like hell." That's a close paraphrase,
but the meaning's intact.
During the first Tampa '77 show Jerry made no bones about
not wanting to be there. He pouted and stamped and wore
an expression of supreme boredom and impatience the whole
show. He even stopped playing during extended periods just
to point at various people in the crowd. Strangely, it was
still a fair-to-middling show. They came back later in the
year to the same venue (pretty unique for Florida tours) and
played a killer show - I always wondered if that was some
sort of make-up effort.
Phil during the 83-85 period, despite many excellent shows,
telephoned in many shows. He couldn't have looked more detached, his body language and facial expression was consciously dismissive and his playing was minimalist on many occasions (although there were other times when he was front and center). This lackadaisical attitude eventually promptedan interviewer to ask Jerry if Phil's role in the band was declining. Garcia was politely evasive.
Even I could get bored and disaffected during fine shows.
Also, in a very large percentage of venues they have a fixed
time when they have to get off stage. In the years before
the earpods, they would have had to resort to watches to
determine how much time was left.
My favorite Dead Ennui event of all time was a truly
abysmal Oakland show some time around '86. They really didn't seem to give a damn, and as the post-Drums segment
drew to a close not only did no-one show onstage as the
drummers departed but a very lengthy silence ensued. Finally, a flustered Bobby ran distractedly on to the stage,
completely running past his guitar forcing him to retrace
his footsteps to his position. It really look like a bunch of roadies had physically flung him on stage against his will.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

You had me so buzy explaining myself I forgot the pic

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

Dude relax I'm the biggest fan of Bob , My guess why DH Monte posted the photo of Bob and the girl (just a guess)would be his expression, Grate Photo by the way DH Monte.
As far as checking his watch on this one well I thouhgt it was funny as well .
I was having a grate time and clicking pics and just happened to catch him looking at his watch. Read into what you want.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 6:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

You had me so busy explaining myself forgot the pic



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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 15, 2009 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

OMG, H! That is too much!!!

WTF?!? Is he checking in like it's a metronome or some such? "Hmmm, if I can get that lawsuit filed against Dire and the Forumites by 8 pm, I'll eliminate the illegal downloading, increasing my investments by..."

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

Maybe Wasserman and the horn are only allowed only allowed to expand the jam by increments of no more than 1.5 mins tops

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 15, 2009 10:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

Minor correction....
They didn't play Tampa in 1977. You must be thinking of 1978 - they played there on 4/6/78 and 12/13/78.
What's interesting is that 4/6/78 was the first show of the tour. Must've caught Jerry off-guard....

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Poster: Stealz Date: Sep 16, 2009 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

If this hasn't been one of the all-time threads...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 16, 2009 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

All it needs is a . . . .



where's Ducats when you need him



Blow Me

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 15, 2009 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for HARD-CORE Bobby-bashers Only!

The 2x post was unintended Peace

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